Pandaria was a massive shiftover in style, now we'd be going back to 'normal' azeroth.
"But Pandaria was just oriental styled, nothing special"
It's nothing special because the grass was green, the water and sky are blue and that it looked like Earth.
Imo, green water, a spacey sky and red ground doesn't make much difference to me.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love a Burning legion expansion just as much as the South Seas, but you're overflowing with bias.
also KAIJU. did i not mention kaiju?
seriously a south seas expansion is just SCREAMING giant kaiju. it would be the perfect excuse for blizzard to add giant big ole crazy monstas
We've had two and half expansions in a row dealing with the Old Gods and their minions, going for a 3rd(4th) that is even more focused on them is probably not an amazing idea.
You've slain the lich king, illidan, deathwing! Now you can kill nagas and chill with pirates! But wait, twist of the century - the nagas are serving an old god! We haven't heard about one of them since the previous patch!
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Also, it's not a twist.
And, we could easily keep N'zoth and the Emerald Dream separate for a new expansion, only dealing with Azshara in Nazjatar.
Also, as said, we could visit the Tomb of Sargeras, The city of Zalandar, Kul'Tiras, Undermine.
All those locations offer different places than just naga.
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i'm still sticking to my guns that the legion invasion will happen over the course of 2 expansions - with azshara, naga, the south seas, islands raised from the ocean floor or a deep ocean cave system (to contend with all the people who didn't enjoy vashj'ir), demons, portals, pirates, dreadlords, faceless and old gods in part 1
a second dark portal, sargeras, titans, more dreadlords, more demons, medivh, argus, xoroth, pit-lords, illidan and tinkers in part 2.
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"Rejecting" something means I don't even consider it. I have considered it and find it dull as a doorknob. Don't get your panties in a bunch just because someone has a different opinion than you.
Saying it doesn't appeal to you instead of "That idea sucks" without giving criticism is seen as abrasive.
Because you did.
No, disagreeing with someone isn't abrasive, the way you're disagreeing with someone is.
Be funny if The Emerald Dream is vanilla WoW for all the people who want vanilla servers while everyone else flies off to Argus to get to level 95.
Forgotten World - Emerald Dream or Argus,
Sky was torn from the Sea - A Realm far below the Maelstrom
Grants mankind dominion over the living flame - Infernals ? Burning Legion ??
We got the Storm Crow & the Enchanted Fey Dragon - resemble hints of the Emerald Dream.
Remember the Heart of the Aspects that the same skeleton as the Cloud Serpants we have in MoP.
Just "decoding" for the fun of it, I highly doubt this a real hint.
"When the sky was torn from the sea, Storm Crow appeared from within the thundering clouds to grant mankind dominion over the living flame." —Legends of the Forgotten World
"When the sky was torn from the sea" All I can think of is infernals raining down, bringing a lot of chaos. Maybe around the Maelstrom.
"Storm Crow appeared from within the thundering clouds" What warcraft character is known to have been able to transform into a crow, or at least a similar-look bird? Medivh!
"grant mankind dominion over the living flame" Living flame being Sargeras (RPG books talks about him being on fire and melting continents). Clearly Medivh gives us the power to face Sargeras, or more likely, his minions.
"The Forgotten World" Being Argus.
So in summary: The infernals attack, Medivh shows up and saves the day, blessing us with enough power to travel to Argus to finally be on the attacking side of the war against the Legion. Bam!
"dominion over the living flame" .. it is obviously Ragnaros again. Firelands was merely a setback. This time he also wear cowboy boots.
on a more serious note.. i think you are reading too much into it.